Explorer Glide Bait by Baitsanity - Swimbait Review

If you're a swimbait fisherman this video is for you! Its not very often we pick up a bait and start catching big bass right away. The Explorer Glide is one of those baits we "connected" with and we felt compelled to do this review and share our experiences with you.

 Matt caught a 31 lb Striped Bass on his 3rd cast with this swimbait and that was only the beginning! Its a true swimbait at 9.5" in length and 5 ounces in total weight. It is offered in two colors (Trout and Carp) and we've been told there will be a variety of tail options available in the future.

You'll need a dedicated rod designed for this style of fishing to throw the bait effectively but if you're into throwing big baits, this is a bait you need to check out! 

Baitsanity Explorer Glide bait: http://bit.ly/2DcI1yM
Direct Hook Replacement- Owner ST-36 Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cWpeyw
(1/0 replaces stock hook, 2/0 will also work for increased hookup)
Upgraded Hook Replacement- Owner ST-56 Hooks: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
Upgraded Split Rings- Hyperwire Silver Size 5: http://bit.ly/2aTH3f1

Matt's Favorite Setup for this bait...
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 AHG (Power Handle): http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Other rods we've used that will work for this application (from least to most expensive)...

Dobyns Fury 806H: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Okuma Guide Silent 7'11" XH: http://bit.ly/2o8bAfc
Dobyns Champion 867: http://bit.ly/2aivwYX
Megabass Destroyer Onager: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY

Other Glide Baits we have confidence in (from least to most expensive)...

S-Waver 200: http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Smith Baits Hitch X: http://bit.ly/2GlscHd
Gan Craft 230: http://bit.ly/2fLjSnm
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Spring Spinnerbait Fishing Tips and Tricks From Shallow To Deep

Spring is your best shot of the year to catch a GIANT bass on a spinnerbait! Ponds, creeks, lakes, reservoirs, it doesn't matter... bass are moving shallow, they're getting in the cover, and they're susceptible to the flash and movement of a well-placed spinnerbait. 

If you could only own one spinnerbait in one color to have your best shot at catching fish on ANY lake, anywhere in the country, I would choose this one... 
Revenge Deep Runner, Double Nickel Blades, Blue Shad Color, 1/2 oz Size: http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6

As you branch out and adapt to changing conditions you will need more baits in more colors and blade combinations. 1/2 ounce is by far the most universal spinnerbait. If there is ever a doubt, go 1/2 oz. Its heavy enough to pair with any trailer and light enough to still be fished shallow if speed is adjusted. 


If you intend to focus shallow all the time 3/8 is your best size but be prepared to use a 3 1/2 to 4" swimbait trailer instead of a 4-5" swimbait trailer. 
On the other hand if you intend to fish deep (Greater than 15 feet), or in current, or if you intent to burn the bait, 3/4 ounce is the best size for you. The beauty of 3/4 is that it can be burned mid range or slow rolled as deep as 30-40 feet. 


The only other consideration is night fishing. We really didn't talk about night fishing in this video but if you intend to fish primarily at night I recommend a larger hook (Revenge Heavy Duty, see below) and sizes 3/4 or 1 1/4 oz so that you are no struggling to maintain "feel" in the dark. The heavier blade gives great feedback on bottom and will keep you "connected" to your bait, despite not being able to see. 

Here are the baits...

Bluegill Imitating Spinnerbaits...
Revenge Double Willow (Bluegill): http://bit.ly/2bwYnaP
War Eagle Gold (Sun Perch or Watermelon): http://bit.ly/2BdFBlu
Revenge Heavy Duty (Bluegill): http://bit.ly/2b7GBrs

Favorite Chartreuse Spinnerbaits...
River2Sea Bling (Flow and I know It): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Revenge Deep Runner (White Chart w/ Nickel or Chart/White blades): http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6
War Eagle Gold Spinnerbait (White/Lime/Chart): http://bit.ly/2BdFBlu

Favorite White/Silver Spinnerbaits...
River2Sea Bling (Abalone Shad, Powder): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq
Revenge Deep Runner (Blue Shad, Shad, White): http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6
War Eagle Screamin' Eagle (Aurora, Green Shad, Mouse): http://bit.ly/2w5zoor

Favorite Gold Spinnerbaits...
Revenge Deep Runner (Golden Shiner): http://bit.ly/2oSfWd6
War Eagle Gold (Golden Shiner): http://bit.ly/2BdFBlu

Night Spinnerbaits...
Revenge Heavy Duty Double Willow (White Chart/Bluegill): http://bit.ly/2b7GBrs
Revenge Double Colorado (Black Widow, White, White/Chart): http://bit.ly/2E4durB

Spare Blades...
Revenge Replacement blades: http://bit.ly/2nLM6li
Recommend stocking sizes 4, 4.5, and 5 in Nickel, Gold, and White. Keep in mind size 5 is the largest so if you do not typically imitate bluegill or fish in extremely stained water, this will be your least used size. 

Spinnerbait Accessories...
Keitech Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
3/8 ounce spinnerbaits use 3.8 size, 1/2 ounce use 4.3, and 3/4 ounce or larger use 4.8

Traditional Zoom Split Tail Trailer: http://bit.ly/2nL3wAd
Salad Spoon: http://bit.ly/2bpGBEK
Trailer Hook (3/0 Size): http://bit.ly/2E3k2q7

Budget Combo for spinnerbaits...
Rod- Fury 7' Medium Heavy: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Casitas: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832 Braid: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji

High-End Combo for Spinnerbaits...
Rod- GLX 843: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT
Reel- Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 65 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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BIG Swimbaits vs. BIG Bass! Underwater Fishing Footage!

Giant Bass, Big Swimbaits, crystal clear water, EPIC FOOTAGE!! These fish are so aggressive they even hit the camera! We've captured a lot of underwater footage over the last few years but nothing like this! Watch these monsters come unglued on these big baits. 

Its amazing to watch the interaction between these two bass. They seem to get super aggressive and calm back down, and in some instances calm each other down. Bait placement and movement seemed to be the key. Even movement that doesn't appeal to use seemed to trigger a feeding or defensive response in these fish.

The baits...

Keitech Fat Swing Impact 6.8 and 7.8: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Owner Beast Hook (8/0 and 12/0): http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Alternative hooks and similar baits...

Owner Beast Flashy Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2gx3A54
Matt Allen Swimbait Head (3/4 & 1 oz): http://bit.ly/29RrTYN
Basstrix Swimbait 7" & 8": http://bit.ly/2aiy7SR
Smashtech 7" Convict Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2EEUhMt

Swimbait Setup...
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Swimbait Setup...
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300A: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Braided: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 30 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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Underwater Drop Shotting | Crystal Clear Bass Fishing Footage!

This is the clearest Underwater finesse fishing footage we've ever captured! We even included the "above water" angle so you can get a full picture of what is going on. These bass can't resist the drop shot and the finesse tube. 

Spring smallmouth are incredibly aggressive, especially when the spawn begins. Its very educational to watch how they interact with the finesse baits. We were amazed to see that the fish's dorsal fins stand up as soon as the baits touch the surface of the water. Before they can see the worm they're already on high alert, waiting for it to arrive.. It makes you wonder what else they're aware of!

Drop Shot Setup...
Rod- Zodias 7' Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Shimano Ultegra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Hook- Trokar 1/0 Dropshot: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr
Drop Shot Weight- 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2aCjeHE
Bait- Strike King Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2aAoUoR

Tube Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 742 Spinning: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm
Jighead- 3/16 Tube Head: http://bit.ly/2diyVXK
Bait- Dry Creek 3.5" Tournament Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Other baits that work incredibly well in this same situation...
Keitech 2.8 Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Outkast Tackle Marabou jig: http://bit.ly/2G7TBwj
Strike King Half Shell Worm: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
Jackall IProp Spybait: http://bit.ly/2bPkTJj
Z Man T.R.D. Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

We know you guys love underwater footage and so do we! We've received a ton of requests for an underwater look at finesse baits and that is why we created this video. If you want to see more, let us know!
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